Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Alla | 2009/04/01


4 yr old with huge emotional problems


My sister is have a HUGE problem with her 4 year old son. She' s a single mother and is struggling. He is extremely angry, punches, pinches,throw things even tries to stab her with things when he does not get his way. They both have been to see family psychologist, but nothing improved the situation.

He' s very intelligent and a bright little boy, and can be so loving at times. I have experienced his anger and frustration as well at times but not as badly as my sister does.

She' s really at the end of her rope and can not handle him any more. Is there any suggestions, medication, people you can recommend we see to help her understand him and his emotions and for him to learn to deal with them?

I' m really desperate now as this is causing myself and my sister to fight constantly....

Please help

Expert's Reply



This sounds very serious and things are pretty much out of hand with your nephew if he has tried to stab your sister during his anger attacks. He must be seen again by a child psychologist. This will have to be a different psychologist to the one he ahs previously seen.

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